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October 10, 2003
Quote of the Year candidate

Eiland's Theory of Compensatory Misery:

As human society gradually solves the problems of basic survival and reduces the amount of other miseries rooted in the reality of the human condition, the fringe elements of that society feel an increasingly strong compulsion to become obsessively angry about ever more trivial causes to recapture the sense that life is a painful struggle.
Simple. Brilliant.

This may be the quote of the year.

Now follow this link and read the entire explanation.

[Update, 28Aug05: the original link has died. Thankfully, we have the Internet Archive Wayback Machine to help us out.

Posted by Russ at 11:56 PM, October 10, 2003 in Quotes

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